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Legal Services Expenditure Report 2017–18

All figures should be exclusive of GST

Totals

  • Total (External + Internal) Expenditure: $820,675.78
    • Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure: $248,089.16
    • Total External Legal Services Expenditure: $572,586.62

Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure

  • Total External Legal Services Expenditure: $572,586.62
    • Total value of briefs to Counsel: $75,450.74
    • Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel): $20,238.47
    • Total value of professional fees paid: $476,897.41

Counsel

  • Total number of direct briefs to counsel: 2
    • Number of direct briefs to male Counsel: 2
    • Number of direct briefs to female Counsel: 0
  • Total number of indirect briefs to counsel: 5
    • Number of indirect briefs to male counsel: 3
    • Number of indirect briefs to female counsel: 2
  • For information only: Total number of briefs to counsel: 7
    • For information only: Total number of briefs to male counsel: 5
    • For information only: Total number of briefs to female counsel: 2
  • Total value of direct briefs to counsel: 

    $22,810.91

    • Total value of direct briefs to male counsel: $22,810.91
    • Total value of direct briefs to female counsel: -
  • Total value of indirect briefs to counsel: 

    $52,639.83

    • Total value of indirect briefs to male counsel: $19,031.46
    • Total value of indirect briefs to female counsel: $33,608.37
  • For information only: Total value of briefs to counsel: 

    $75,450.74

    • For information only: Total value of briefs to male counsel: 

      $41,842.37

    • For information only: Total value of briefs to female counsel: 

      $33,608.37

Professional Fees

  • Australian Government Solicitor: $80,992.07
  • Holding Redlich: $261,692.25
  • HWL Ebsworth Lawyers: $92,253.89
  • Webb Henderson: $40,358.98

Other Government legal service providers

  • Office of Parliamentary Counsel: $690.37
  • Council of Australian Council: $90.91

 

Privay Laws & Business: $818.94

Total value of professional fees paid: $476,897.41